waterfall (plural waterfalls)
- a flow of water over the edge of a cliff.
- Synonyms: cataract, cascade
- (figuratively) A waterfall-like outpouring of liquid, smoke, etc.
- A waterfall of mist came from the open freezer.
- (technical, computing, slang) Waterfall model
- A very long duration project […] had taken a whole group of people through a painful waterfall development process.
- (slang, America) The action of drinking from a vessel without touching it with the lips, considered more sanitary for a shared vessel.
- Hey man, can I take a waterfall from your bottle?
- (colloquial, dated) A necktie.
- (colloquial, dated) A chignon.
- French: cascade, chute d'eau
- German: Wasserfall (common), Katarakt
- Italian: cascata
- Portuguese: cachoeira, queda-d'água, cascata, salto, catarata
- Russian: водопа́д
- Spanish: catarata, cascada, caída de agua
waterfall (waterfalls, present participle waterfalling; past and past participle waterfalled)
- (intransitive) To fall like a waterfall.
- (transitive) To drink (something) from a container by pouring it from a height so as not to touch one's lips to the rim.